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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 17, 1865.

Bvt. Major General N. A. MILES,

Commanding First Division, Second Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to inclose a copy* of a dispatch just received from the War Department, and to say that as it thus appears that your rank as brevet major-general is senior to that of Brevet Major-General Mott, you will relieve that officer in command of the Second Corps.

Very respectfully, &c.,

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARTY. Brigadier, 2nd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 9.

February 17, 1865.

During the absence of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Hazard, Bvt. Captain John W. Roder, U. S. Army, senior officer, will command the Artillery Brigade.

By command of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Hazard:

U. D. EDDY,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 17, 1865.

Bvt. Major General G. MOTT:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs men to inclose a copy of a telegram* just received from the War Department, and to say that as your confirmation as brevet major-general from September 9, 1864, instead of August 1, 1864, fixes you rank as such junior to that of Brevet Major-General Miles, you will turn over the command of the Second Corps to that officer and resume command of your division.

Very respectfully,

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, THIRD DIV., SECOND CORPS,

February 17, 1865.

Major WILLIAM R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Division, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that I returned from leave of absence last evening and resumed command of my brigade. I would respectfully state I was unavoidably detained two days over my time by severe snow-storms.

Very respectfully,

B. R. PIERCE,

Brigadier-General.

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